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Associate/Oncology Medical Training Leader

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-080475 Date posted 04/29/2020

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, (Enter the field/area the role is in e.g. Data science or chemical engineering)? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the (impact of this role) in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

AstraZeneca’s vision in Oncology is to help patients by redefining the cancer-treatment paradigm, with the aim of bringing six new cancer medicines to patients between 2013 and 2020. A broad pipeline of next-generation medicines is focused principally on four disease areas - breast, ovarian, lung and hematological cancers. As well as other tumor types, these are being targeted through five key platforms - immunotherapy, the genetic drivers of cancer and resistance, DNA damage repair, HER2 and antibody drug conjugates, underpinned by personalized healthcare and biomarker technologies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate/Oncology Medical Training Leader is responsible for leading the scientific content development and training for Medical Affairs activities in support of the oncology therapeutic area and medical plan objectives. The A/OMTL will be responsible for developing and delivering training content and scientific development programs for Medical Affairs personnel supporting oncology, aligned with the Medical Plan and consistent with the needs of field and HQ-based personnel.  Additionally, the A/OMTL partners with the oncology Learning & Development Manager to develop innovative learning approaches to efficiently and effectively train US Medical Affairs personnel.

Essential Requirements

  • Advanced degree in science-related field, such as Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Previous clinical or research expertise in hematology/oncology diseases
  • >3 years managing programs in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of Learning & Development, Medical Science Liaison teams, Medical Strategy, Medical Information, or Clinical Development
  • Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements
  • Experience working with Commercial or Brand Team

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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